In Simplygon 10.1 we have focused on improving the new features added in 10.0, as well as adding new exciting features. The headline of the release is definately shader casting which we hope will make it much easier for developers to bake materials and textures. We have also added a high density reducer to tackle very high poly scanned and sculpted meshes.Read more
Walk in the park with SimplygonJoin our friend Poly on a walk through the park as they explore the Simplygon SDK. They will encounter features such as impostor, remeshing, LOD chains and a lot more as they venture into the world of 3D optimization.
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This blog will cover how to customize your Simplygon pipelines in 3ds Max, Maya, Unity and Blender. Customizing pipelines allows you to share presets for different kinds of assets with your team. Defining pipelines for different asset categories can be seen as a step to fully automating your asset pipeline.Read more
After our little trip over the sea to Game Developer Conference we are looking into making a spring tour of game conferences. Meet us at Digital Dragons 15th-16th May or Nordic Game 24th-26th May.Read more
Anno 1800 is a city-building game from Ubisoft Mainz that was released in 2019 for PC. It features a massive world with huge islands, dense forests and hundreds of unique and beautiful buildings that form anything from small villages to gigantic cities. There’s a wide range of assets, small fishing huts, noble four-storey-tall residences, breathtaking skyscrapers, factories, monuments and more. Thanks to its great initial success and continuing support of the live-game with DLCs and cosmetic DLCs, the decision was made that the title should launch on console, too. This was a huge undertaking but with Simplygon's help it turned into a great success.Read more
Cutting edge solutions for 3D games content optimizationReplace tedious and time-consuming manual work in 3D games content creation, reducing production time and development costs.
In games with long viewing distances and several characters, you really want to create chains of LODs. When a character is further away from the camera you want some visually similar, but cheaper to render.
With Simplygon, you can automatically generate perfect looking LOD chains for all your characters. Preserving the deformation zones and general look of the character works exceptionally well.
Static object LODs
Even though static object tends to be quite cheap to render, they sum up to a significant cost when aggregated.
With Simplygon, you can easily set up automatic workflows that allows you to create LOD chains for all your static objects.
Gaining that extra bit of performance that takes your game above the target performance.
Proxy object creation
Much like with kit bashing you might want to combine sets of objects into proxy objects. They can be used when the camera is far away from them.
With Simplygon, you can easily combine parts of the level into proxy objects that retains the important visual characteristics, while rendering at a fraction of the cost of the original objects.
The most efficient way of constructing environments is to have kits of building blocks that you combine to create unique objects. Unfortunately, the created objects tend be riddled with hidden geometry and costly in terms of draw calls.
With Simplygon, you can bake your final objects to create an object that visually looks the same, minus the negative effects on performance.
Good looking vegetation is one of the performance intensive assets in game development. With Simplygon’s foliage optimizer you can generate cheap vegetation assets to be used at a distance.The assets are not only significantly lighter in terms of geometry, they will also reduce the amount of overdraw.
The process can be applied to single assets, but also used to combine several assets into one, such as a distant clearing.
Occlusion mesh creation
Only drawing what is visible to the player is one good way to cut cost of rendering. By using cheap occlusion meshes this pre-render pass can improve the game performance by miles.
With Simplygon, you can generate conservative meshes, both for occluders and occludees, to use in your occlusion culling algorithms.
Powerful featuresAll necessery features for high quality 3D content optimization
Our battle tested reducer takes all asset characteristics into account when producing the best possible optimization.
Creates a new geometry for one or more meshes that can be used as a proxy for distant use.
Combines several unique materials into one, which reduces the footprint both in memory and performance.
Reduces the amount of draw calls a collection of objects consumes by combining them into one mesh.
Generates a cloud of billboards that can be used to represent complex objects, such as foliage.
Projects an object into a atlas of images that represents the object from different viewing angles.
Removes all polygons that are invisible from certain viewing angles, perfect for side scenes.
Our reliable algorithms lend themselves well for automation through our competent batch processor.
450+ AAA games released with Simplygon
It’s hard to imagine how we could have built this game without Simplygon. Simplygon allowed us to focus our time and energy on building quality assets and gave us the tools we needed to reduce and optimize our content for our target platforms.
"For our latest expansion, SHADOWBRINGERS, Simplygon processed assets very swiftly, and the level of optimization was met with fine quality.
Artists were released from the time consuming works involving optimization, and as a result, were able to concentrate their efforts to enhance quality of our title."
"Simplygon allowed us to unlock the full power of the Xbox One X at 60 frames per second and 4k resolution for Gears 5 - while also accelerating our workflows and improving visual quality.
It is a fundamental tool in our pipeline that we can always rely on to produce quality results very quickly."
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